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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bilby ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Castle Island (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Island
    • Castle Island lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bilby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Island came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Island
  • Gunn (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunn
    • Gunn lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bilby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gunn came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunn
  • Rolling Heights (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Heights
    • Rolling Heights lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bilby
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  • Rolling Meadows (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Meadows
    • Rolling Meadows lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bilby
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  • Spruce Grove (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Grove
    • Spruce Grove lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bilby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Grove came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Grove<3>
  • Stony Plain (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Plain
    • Stony Plain lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Bilby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Plain came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Plain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stony Plain<3>
  • Sunrise Beach (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Beach
    • Sunrise Beach lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bilby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Beach came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Beach
  • Sunset Point (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Point
    • Sunset Point lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bilby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Point came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Point
  • Yellowstone (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowstone
    • Yellowstone lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Bilby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowstone came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<2>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowstone

How Far From Bilby to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bilby to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Bilby and extending to:

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    • Edmonton, which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Bilby to Edmonton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 1,787 miles [2,875.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,247 miles [10,053.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,013 miles [11,286.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,108 miles [8,220.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bilby) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bilby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.7000, Longitude: -114.1000    
<2>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bilby to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.305 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.313 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.537 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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